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000012971 037__ $$a842
000012971 041__ $$aEnglish
000012971 100__ $$aXu, J.
000012971 100__ $$aSharma, R.
000012971 100__ $$aFang, J.
000012971 100__ $$aXu, Y.
000012971 245__ $$aCritical linkages between land-use transition and human health in the Himalayan region
000012971 260__ $$c2007
000012971 260__ $$b
            
000012971 490__ $$aArticle
000012971 507__ $$aMFOLL
000012971 520__ $$aThis article reviews critical linkages between land-use transition and human health in the Himalayan region by applying ecosystem approaches to human health (or EcoHealth). Land-use transition in the Himalayan and similar regions includes sedentarization, agricultural intensification, habitat modification, migration, change of livelihoods and lifestyles, biodiversity loss, and increasing flash floods. These transitions, which can have impacts on human health, are driven by state policies, a market economy, and climate change. Human health is dependent on access to ecosystem services for food, nutrition, medicine, fiber and shelter, fresh water, and clear air. Ecosystem management has been a key means of controlling disease vectors and creating suitable habitats for human well-being. The paper identifies the web of environmental factors that influence human health. Institutional and policy issues for land-use and health transitions are also discussed.
000012971 653__ $$aChina
000012971 653__ $$ahealth
000012971 653__ $$ahealth care
000012971 653__ $$aHimalayas
000012971 653__ $$aIndia
000012971 653__ $$aland use
000012971 653__ $$aNepal
000012971 653__ $$aPakistan
000012971 650__ $$aNatural resource management
000012971 650__ $$aLand use/land cover
000012971 691__ $$aNatural resource management
000012971 691__ $$aLand use/land cover
000012971 773__ $$pEnvironment International (2007)
000012971 8564_ $$uhttp://lib.icimod.org/record/12971/files/842.pdf
000012971 980__ $$aARTICLE